A raw war based film telling the story of the brave men who were evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940 after being over run and trapped by the Germans. The genius idea behind this film was that it was not based on one man and his story, it was based around a number of people, the troops on the land, the troops at sea and the troops in the air.
You never know the full stories of individuals, you are simple taken through their battle for survival and to make it home. Home isn’t far away, but they are at war and the enemy is close and doing everything in their power to stop the evacuation.
The true brilliance was the practical effects, the thousands of troops and the use of real army and naval boats. Sometimes, I find that films throw so much special effects in that they become unrealistic and don’t display the real happenings of a film based on a true event.
As you all may know, One Directions very own Harry Styles was in this movie. After watching King Arthur the legend of the sword, seeing David Beckham’s ridiculous and cringey acting I was concerned that maybe Harry would be the same. Much to my surprise he did a great job and undoubtely we will be seeing him on the big screen again in the near future.
War movies always seem to be a hit or miss, for me all that ever pops to mind is Saving Private Ryan which you simply cant compare to Dunkirk, yeah they are both war films but they are completely different in so many ways. There is little dialogue in the film, don’t let that put you off, Dunkirk is all about the action and you will be kept on the edge of your seat rooting for them.
The pride of civilians travelling to Dunkirk to help bring the troops home was an emotional and wonderful scene, I must admit I had a tear in my eye. I sure do feel patriotic now. A must see movie, get to the cinema and give it a watch.